91 200 trans seal

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Thu Feb 28 06:03:27 PST 2008

At 8:10 PM -0500 2/27/08, John S. Lagnese wrote:
>Is it uncommon for this seal to go? Is there any other potential points to
>check for a leak on that side of the tranny? Its a drip every couple of
>seconds when the gear oil level is high. Otherwise it drips while I'm

It's _very_ common for for either one (or both) of output shaft seals 
to leak within the first 100-200K miles.

However there is another source of leakage from the passenger side of 
the tranny--a small cover plate that is secured with 2 (or 3?) bolts 
and is located very near (somewhat to the rear of) the output flange. 
It's hard to notice this little cover with only a casual 
inspection--check the Bentley and you'll see its location. Sometimes 
the cover's bolts are loosened and thus leak oil. Very much worth 
checking out before proceeding with any seal replacement.


>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Austin Calise" <stincalise at yahoo.com>
>To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 12:33 AM
>Subject: 91 200 trans seal
>>  Not spring loaded. Ok if your certain it's
>>  the axle flange seal........To remove the axle flange
>>  run a CV bolt in with a chisel behind the flange
>>  and it will pop out.(may have do this twice 180
>>  of the first bolt.) To remove the seal a pry bar
>>  or screw driver will work just be careful not to mar
>>  the machined surfaces. I've heard of using Curil T
>>  sealant to make sure cam style seals don't leak.
>>  http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/shopcart/9144/POR_9144_ENGmis_pg1.htm
>>  HTH's Austin
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Phil Rose.....Rochester, NY USA
'06 A3q 3.2 V6 (5K, silver)
'91 200q	(156K, Lago blue)
Gone to Audi Valhalla:
'91 200q   (Tornado red)
'89 100 (Bamboo gold)

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